India will face Sri Lanka for their 2nd T20 international match of the 3-match series on January 05, 2023, at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. India beat Sri Lanka in the first T20I by 2 runs. While the Indian team will be flying high after their morale-boosting win, the Lankans are expected to come out all guns blazing to keep the series alive. The 2nd T20I match between India and Sri Lanka will start at 7:00 PM IST while the toss will be called at 6:30 PM IST.
As always, the home side will start as favorites which also reflects on their glorious record at home against the Lankans. However, the Lankans are not to be taken lightly after what they did in the last match. The Indian team will rely on their openers and pacers to bring the series home with one match to go. The Lankans will hope their top order comes to the party on the match day as that is what cost them the match in the end.
The black soil used in the Pune pitch always assists the batsmen. Black soil also means that the pitch will have even bounce and carry. The spinners can extract a bit of turn after the ball gets old. Out of the last 13 IPL matches played at this venue, teams batting first have won 10 times. However, it is expected the toss-winning skipper will opt to bowl first keeping in mind the dew factor.
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Fantasy Tips
Given the match will be played in the evening and on a pretty good surface, it is safe to keep maximum batters in your fantasy team. From India, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda and Hardik Pandya should easily make up the top 4 of your fantasy team. In the bowling department, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel and Umran Malik should be the top picks. From Sri Lanka, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne and Wanindu Hasaranga should be able to fill up the remaining slots in your fantasy 11.
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Dream 11 Team
- Ishan Kishan (Wk)
- Kusal Mendis (Wk)
- Rahul Tripathi
- Suryakumar Yadav (Bat)
- Deepak Hooda (All)
- Axar Patel (All)
- Dasun Shanaka (Bat)
- Chamika Karunaratne (All)
- Wanindu Hasaranga (Bowl)
- Yuzvendra Chahal (Bowl)
- Umran Malik (Bowl)